BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2017
ITALIAN GRILL, 2180 58th Ave., Vero Beach, 567.6640, www.italiangrill.com
If you aren’t all that hungry when you walk into the Italian Grill, you soon will be. The aroma of homemade sauce and the sight of all the savory Italian food everywhere you look will have your taste buds rarin’ to go within moments. The restaurant prides itself on the rich, authentic Italian food it prepares daily. One look at its menu and you’ll discover dishes like Scampi Mimmo — shrimp sautéed with garlic, scallions and mushrooms with a sherry wine sauce placed over linguini. For dinner, check out the Chicken Messina, a chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms, garlic and sweet peas, covered with a white wine sage cream sauce, smothered with mozzarella cheese and served over fettuccine. The southern Italian section of the menu features many of the favorites diners have come to expect - chicken or veal parmigiana, ravioli, stuffed shells, manicotti, eggplant rollatini and more, all with its delicious homemade tomato sauce. To top it off, the kitchen staff will make any dish you ask for, even if it isn’t on the menu, providing they have the ingredients. Italian Grill is part of the community and does its best to live up to the expectations of its patrons. The owner and staff invite everyone to come by, say hello, and experience an amazing Italian lunch or dinner. Enjoy your meal indoors or out and a drink from its full bar. It also offers catering.
WHAT READERS SAY
"Really good Italian food. It’s way above average. Great wine list and service."
"Can’t wait to go back."
"Consistently delicious and great portions."